Healthy apple crumble bars made with wholesome ingredients and fresh apples. You’ll love the cinnamon apple filling paired with the oatmeal crumble crust and topping! Vegan + gluten-free.
Are you guys ready for this recipe? I don’t think you are… it’s SO good! These apple crumble bars are amazing on their own but next level when paired with this date caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Trust me. I won’t admit how quickly these disappeared from our house. LOL! They’re the perfect fall dessert.
I based this recipe off my healthy blueberry crumble bars, which were a staple in the house this summer. I wanted a fall version with apples that was just as delicious and these bars totally hit the mark.
There are two main components to this recipe:
The crumble crust and crumble topping.
The apple filling in the middle. It’s loaded with cinnamony goodness.
How to Make Apple Crumble Bars Healthy
Traditional apple crumble bars are loaded with butter and sugar, but this recipe makes them a bit healthier, vegan and gluten-free just by swapping a few simple ingredients.
We’re using fiber-filled rolled oats instead of flour, coconut oil instead of butter and only a 1/2 cup of coconut sugar for the whole recipe. And there’s also no added sugar in the apple filling either. Cooking the apples down with a little cinnamon makes them sweet enough without the need for extra sugar.
As I mention in the recipe, the bars are much easier to cut and remove from the pan after cooling completely so don’t skip this step. I usually pop them in the fridge or freezer to…